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Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
Bridging the gap between medical and fitness
Joanne Matthews, founder, Ten Health & Fitness
Joanne Matthews

The recent HCM news story about how newly-diagnosed cancer patients should be prescribed exercise was music to my ears (see page 28).

The benefits of exercise when it comes to recovery from any major illness or injury is well documented and yet so few people are being given this critical recommendation as part of their recovery.

Some years ago, I recognised this substantial gap in the market and it led to the development of Ten Health & Fitness.

The business was born in the rehab gym where I was recovering from serious injuries sustained in a car accident. The journey between the fitness and medical world was often frustrating, disjointed and entirely my own responsibility to manage.

I persevered and knew this needed to change, given the benefit of exercise on my own recovery.

Today, in the UK alone, over seven million people have cardiovascular disease, 4.5m suffer with diabetes and 2.5m people are living with cancer. The evidence in support of exercise during and after treatment for these conditions is overwhelming and the benefits to quality of life, both physical and mental, are significant.

"Fitness facilities need to work more closely with the medical community to improve outcomes and quality of life for people affected"

For clients with an identified clinical need – particularly following a heart disease, diabetes or cancer diagnosis, a joined-up approach can be critical to recovery.

It’s a huge audience and a very real need, but one that the fitness industry in general – whether big-box gyms and boutique providers – is either unwilling or unable to address at anywhere near the scale required.

We all know someone living with a life-changing condition. Fitness facilities need to work more closely with the medical community to improve outcomes and quality of life for people affected.

Today, TenClinical offers bespoke, scientifically proven exercise prescription in a welcoming, inclusive and empowering boutique, rather than a medical environment. But we’re just one operator. Imagine the impact if we could all work together.

June Davis, advisor for allied health professionals at Macmillan Cancer Support, is exactly right when she says we urgently need the Government to invest in the NHS workforce, so that there are enough professionals with the right skills to deliver this sort of care.

A joined-up approach between the medical and fitness worlds can be critical to recovery
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Bridging the gap between medical and fitness
Joanne Matthews, founder, Ten Health & Fitness,Joanne Matthews, Ten Health & Fitness, prescribing exercise,
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Aaron Smith

Founder, KX Pilates
‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
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Jo Smallwood

general manager, Oldham Leisure Centre
We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
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features

Write to reply

Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you.

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
Bridging the gap between medical and fitness
Joanne Matthews, founder, Ten Health & Fitness
Joanne Matthews

The recent HCM news story about how newly-diagnosed cancer patients should be prescribed exercise was music to my ears (see page 28).

The benefits of exercise when it comes to recovery from any major illness or injury is well documented and yet so few people are being given this critical recommendation as part of their recovery.

Some years ago, I recognised this substantial gap in the market and it led to the development of Ten Health & Fitness.

The business was born in the rehab gym where I was recovering from serious injuries sustained in a car accident. The journey between the fitness and medical world was often frustrating, disjointed and entirely my own responsibility to manage.

I persevered and knew this needed to change, given the benefit of exercise on my own recovery.

Today, in the UK alone, over seven million people have cardiovascular disease, 4.5m suffer with diabetes and 2.5m people are living with cancer. The evidence in support of exercise during and after treatment for these conditions is overwhelming and the benefits to quality of life, both physical and mental, are significant.

"Fitness facilities need to work more closely with the medical community to improve outcomes and quality of life for people affected"

For clients with an identified clinical need – particularly following a heart disease, diabetes or cancer diagnosis, a joined-up approach can be critical to recovery.

It’s a huge audience and a very real need, but one that the fitness industry in general – whether big-box gyms and boutique providers – is either unwilling or unable to address at anywhere near the scale required.

We all know someone living with a life-changing condition. Fitness facilities need to work more closely with the medical community to improve outcomes and quality of life for people affected.

Today, TenClinical offers bespoke, scientifically proven exercise prescription in a welcoming, inclusive and empowering boutique, rather than a medical environment. But we’re just one operator. Imagine the impact if we could all work together.

June Davis, advisor for allied health professionals at Macmillan Cancer Support, is exactly right when she says we urgently need the Government to invest in the NHS workforce, so that there are enough professionals with the right skills to deliver this sort of care.

A joined-up approach between the medical and fitness worlds can be critical to recovery
If you would like to get each issue of HCM magazine sent direct to you for FREE, plus the weekly HCM ezine, sign up now!
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/imagesX/HCM2019_8reply.jpg
Bridging the gap between medical and fitness
Joanne Matthews, founder, Ten Health & Fitness,Joanne Matthews, Ten Health & Fitness, prescribing exercise,
Latest News
The UK's fitness industry can finally get back to business on Saturday 25 July, following ...
Latest News
HCM understands a decision on reopening dates for gyms and also for spas will be ...
Latest News
Interest in gym reopening in England is reaching fever pitch, with an announcement expected any ...
Latest News
Exercising increases levels of a protein hormone secreted by the bones which has a powerful ...
Latest News
A free-to-access training platform has launched to help the sport and fitness workforce confidently return ...
Latest News
Glasgow Life, which runs leisure and culture facilities on behalf of Glasgow City Council, has ...
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Fitness equipment firm Nautilus Inc is looking for a buyer for its commercial equipment brand ...
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Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
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Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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